Accessible and wheelchair friendly Loft Hostel
Loft is a modern, fully equipped and disability and wheelchair friendly hostel, designed to ensure accessibility for wheelchair users and those with mobility problems. Loft is a holder of the Accessibility Label, a quality label that provides information to users about accessibility.
Arrival and car parking facilities
In front of the hostel there is a disabled parking space which is 2.5 meters in length, and is chargeable. The distance from the parking space to the main entrance of the hostel is 5 metres and is partly via a ramp.
Main entrance and reception
The entrance to the hostel is barrier-free with the door opening outwards. The entrance is 89 cm wide and there is a doorbell (120 cm height) on the right hand side of the door. To reach the reception, guests take the elevator to the fourth floor. The bedrooms can also be accessed using the elevator.The width of the corridor in front of the elevator is 250 cm, the width of the elevator automatic door is 80 cm. The elevator cabin width is 110 cm and depth 140 cm.The reception desk is 121 cm in height.
Public areas - Bars and restaurant
Doors automatically close but this mode can be turned off when guests with mobility problems are staying in the hostel. We can set up a ramp leading to the 4th floor balcony so that it becomes easily accessible to all. Tables in the public areas can be moved and altered to make the space more user friendly.
All of Loft Hostels 19 rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor which are accessible by elevator. The hostel offers specific room types that allow for disabled access. These rooms have 6 beds and are carpeted. There is approximatley 200 cm of barrier free space for a wheelchair to move around in the room. The rooms have extra wide doors, an open shower area with rails and a shower seat. The doors to the rooms are 83 cm wide with handles designed for easy opening .
The beds are 90 cm wide, 210 cm long and 45 cm from the ground. The height to the top bunk is from 100 -120 cm. The beds are designed in such a way as to offer some privacy. There is a storage shelf at the head of the bed with a reading lamp and an electircal socket. Although there are no wardrobes in the rooms there are plenty of coat hooks to hang up your clothes. There are underbed lockers for valuables, which require a padlock. Padlocks may be purchased from the reception.
Additional to the ensuite bathrooms in all rooms, there are 3 communal disabled friendly bathrooms in the corridors of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. The bathrooms are little more than 5 m2. The doors, open outwards and are 83 cm wide.The toilet is 44 cm from the ground with handrails on either side. The washbasin is 79 cm high and can be accessed easily. The soap dispenser is 90 cm high. There is ample space for a wheelchair to move in and around the bathroom. The bathroom mirror is 90 cm from the ground.Hand towels are placed where they can be easily reached.
In the 2nd and 3rd floor communal bathrooms there is an additional disabled friendly shower. Each room is equipped with support rails and a roll-in shower seat. Please note this shower seat has neither a back support or arms.
The kitchen is on the 4th floor and is easily accessible to all. Furniture is user friendly and movable. We offer a self service continental breakfast buffet that can be set up to allow those with mobility problems to access it easily.
Guide dogs are more than welcome.